So let me first start with Sunday July 17th ...
I screwed up. I totally thought that this was the day we departed from Sac to Iceland… wrong. We woke up monster, loaded our suitcases, went to the airport and everything! Yeah, ugh. We didn’t figure out we goofed up (well, that I goofed up) until we got there and the agent said, “Your date is set for tomorrow, would you like me to see if we can change this for today?” Umm, no. Embarrassing. Anyways, it was a total blessing in disguise! We had sooo much to do! Plus, we were able to take our babies out to the park and enjoy them before leaving. It was REALLY ENJOYABLE to have a FULL DAY OFF! Unheard of.
Monday July 18th
Our actual departure day, yay! We already knew the dealio since we had a practice run the day before -_- So checking in went smoothly. It was both of our first times riding the trolly in the international flights terminal. Pretty cool.
I HATE TSA! I am beyond grateful for them, but the whole process gives me anxiety and freaks me out! Apparently we had something suspicious looking in our Pelican case that was filled with only photography equipment. So some TSA dude pulled us aside and told us he was going to look through it, and give it a thorough search. Meanwhile, we were to not reach over or into the case. Okay. He proceeds to pop open the case, looks at it, and says, “Whose gun is this?” I looked at Jorge like, “WTF YOU PACKED THAT?” Then the TSA dude starts laughing -_- Funny, not funny. He destroyed our organized case of equipment, but he was cool, so I’ll let it pass.
We ate at Jacks and then chilled in the new international terminal at Alaskan Airlines for 2 hours prior to loading. I didn’t have my phone out, or my laptop out. I just watched planes come and go. SERIOUSLY HEAVENLY!
Once we boarded onto Alaskan Air going to Seatle (1.5 hr flight), we got to meet this sweet, well-traveled German lady. She told us that the best airline is Emirates and that the best place she’s visited is South Africa. She has lived all over and currently resides in Lincoln, CA.